Travel Guides

Lonely Planet – Offers Shoestring Guides are for travellers with more time than money.

Frommers.com is a content-oriented travel site where the cost-conscious traveler will find recommendations for the best experiences travel has to offer.

Thomas Cook – UK based travel company with great deals in Europe.

BakPak Guide – The print and online resource for backpackers, students and budget travelers.

BUG - the Backpackers Ultimate Guide to Europe.

Passports & Currency

U.S. Dept of State: Passport Services and Information – Everything you need to know about getting a passport. New passports cost $60.00 USD; renews are $40.00 USD.

Currency Conversion – Get the latest currency rates from Yahoo.

The Euro – Information on the transition to the Euro including participating countries.

More info on Ireland

> IrishAbroad.com – Join the Global Irish community.
> Dublin 98FM – Radio Station in Dublin.
> Donegal Town
> Clare Library (Doolin)
> Galway
> Ireland Online – New headlines, search engine, travel info on Ireland.
> Irish Web Site

Accommodations

International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF) – also know as Hostelling International, offers nearly 4,500 hostels in more than 70 countries.

Hosteling International – American Youth Hostels – The American division of IYHF listed above.

HostelWorld.com – The place for global hostel information, prices and bookings.

Hostels of Europe – Network of European Independent Hostels. Quality Budget Accommodation for Backpackers, Families, Students and Budget Travelers, in all locations in Europe.

Hostels.com – Worldwide hostel database and travel info.

 

Transportation

European Airlines

Aer Lingus – Aer Lingus is a national icon for Ireland and the Irish.

RyanAir - The Low Fare Airlines offering great deals on hops around Europe.

Train Travel

Irish Rail – Detailed route map in Ireland.

Eurail

EuroStar

RailEurope – Rail Europe allows you to book all types of European rail passes and tickets online.

European Public Transit – Links for train, bus, and ferry companies and timetables for throughout Europe

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